Inclusion / Disabled Children's Service opportunities

We have opportunities to join our Inclusion / Disabled Children's Service to support young people within North Yorkshire.

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Welcome and thank you for your interest.

In North Yorkshire we believe that every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. A place of opportunity where all children and young people are happy, healthy and achieving.

We also believe that children and young people with special educational needs and / or disabilities should have the opportunity to live within a family environment wherever possible and should have access to the support they need to achieve their longer term ambitions.

The Inclusion Service is made up of a range of complementary services, including the specialist disabled children’s service four multidisciplinary locality hubs, undertaking statutory assessment for Education, Health and Care Plans and offering holistic support for children and young people with special educational needs and / or disabilities (SEND).

We are ambitious in our plans to make certain high quality local provision meets the identified care and educational needs of children and young people.

This vision for education provision for children and young people with SEND builds on both the  SEND Strategic Plan for Educational Provision (pdf / 3 MB) and the Young and Yorkshire 2 plan. The SEND Strategic Plan for Educational Provision is an ambitious five-year plan, which describes how we intend to transform services and educational provision for children and young people with SEND in North Yorkshire.

In the last year, we have established four multidisciplinary locality hubs offering holistic support for children and young people with SEND, and we are also developing a network of Targeted Mainstream Provisions in schools. Our Inclusion colleagues are pivotal to this development, working with our specialist teams and hub managers to ensure we have the right support in place at the right time. It’s the perfect time to join us to help us fulfil our ambitions working innovatively with our multi-agency partnerships.

We have recently completed a review of social care support for children with disabilities and this will form the basis for a programme of transformation to ensure the needs of children with disabilities and their families remain at the heart of what we do and inform practice and service delivery. The specialist service is made up of three social work teams supporting around 400 children and their families.

You will have diverse and varied work, professional development and the opportunity to shape innovative practice. You will have a very visible career; building your professional network, with work that is recognised both regionally and nationally. We are very much a learning forward-thinking authority, we learn, listen and shape continually.

We are looking for highly motivated and dynamic individuals who can shape innovative practice and are committed to providing evidence based services that are valued by children and their families.

If you can help us make a difference to young people - we want to hear from you.

Find our current vacancies and apply below

Role summary

Job title: Senior Resource Centre Worker
Location: Morton on Swale Resource Centre
Salary: £27,741-£30,451 per annum 
Grade: I
Vacancy Hours: Full time 
Contract Type:  Established

Role details 

At Morton On Swale Children’s Resource Centre, join us as we empower and support children and young people with complex disabilities and health care needs and inspire them to reach their full potential.

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted - We are looking for the right individual who has high aspirations for themselves, those they work with and for children and young people to join our award winning team as Senior Resource Centre Worker.

This exciting post involves day to day leadership and support of a dedicated team of Resource Centre Workers whilst on shift (including weekends and bank holidays). In addition, the role includes contributing to all aspects of the physical and emotional care of children and young people, whilst working in partnership with their family and other professionals. The ideal applicant will hold a diploma level 3 for Residential Childcare and have experience of working in a residential childcare setting. You will have a good level of knowledge surrounding safeguarding policies, Ofsted requirements and behaviour management strategies.

This is a great opportunity for an inspiring, passionate and innovative individual to truly make a difference.

At Morton On Swale Children’s Resource Centre we work closely with families and other professionals to ensure that we have sound knowledge of the children we are caring for and are able to meet their diverse range of needs, interests and backgrounds. We focus on the strengths and positive attributes of the children to encourage the growth of self-esteem and empowerment and support them to develop to their full potential.

Join us as we strive to provide high quality services to support children and young people with disabilities and their families.

To discuss the role, please contact Lisa Forbes, on 01609 532129 or Lisa.forbes@northyorks.gov.uk

Key dates:

Closing date: Midnight 15th October 2021

Key documents:

 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 870 KB)

Read our  Total Rewards brochure (pdf / 380 KB)

Senior Resource Centre Worker - Apply

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post, the cost of which will be met by the employer.

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 
We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) advertise vacancies on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYCC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Enquiries regarding the vacancy or practices should be made directly with the third party.
 

Role summary 

Job title: Resource Centre Worker
Location: Morton on Swale Resource Centre
Salary: £20,493 - £24,982
Grade - F - G
Vacancy Hours - 18.5 per week 
Contract Type – Permanent

Role details 

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted.  

We are looking for part time staff to join our committed team at Morton on Swale Children’s Resource Centre. 
 
We need passionate, creative, enthusiastic and highly skilled, child focussed professionals with a positive approach and an understanding of safeguarding practice in a registered childcare setting.
 
We need effective communicators, who can change the way they work to engage young people who may not use words to speak.
 
You should have a level 3 Diploma in Childcare (NVQ3 equivalent) or the willingness to complete an apprenticeship as part of your role to a level 4 standard.
 
You will need to demonstrate good recording skills, IT skills and an ability to work within professional boundaries.
 
Morton on Swale Children’s Resource Centre provides support to children and young people with disabilities by offering short breaks and day care to them and support them to access local facilities, and have adventures. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic about involving all of our young people within the community.
 
Many young people we support have autism with varying levels of challenging behaviours. Some young people have complex health needs requiring additional support with moving and transferring, and some medical procedures for which you would receive training.
 
The role requires staff to work shift work with early mornings, evenings, sleep ins and waking nights.

Part time staff are required to work 26 weekends per year to meet the needs of the service. Weekends and school holidays are our busiest times. We plan our rota across the month rather than week by week so, your hours will be planned as a full month.
 
In return for your commitment to us, you will work within a supportive and child focussed team, receive regular training, supervision, appraisal and have lots of fun.
 
If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Lisa Forbes, Manager on 01609  532129. It would be helpful to discuss anything around hours and shift patterns prior to application if you feel you need to.
 
We look forward to hearing from you.

Key dates:

Closing date: Midnight 15th October 2021

Key documents:

 Job Description/ Person Specification (pdf / 812 KB)

Read our  Total Rewards brochure (pdf / 380 KB)

Resource Centre Worker - Apply

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post, the cost of which will be met by the employer.

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) advertise vacancies on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYCC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Enquiries regarding the vacancy or practices should be made directly with the third party.
 

Role summary 

Job title: Relief Resource Centre Worker
Location: Morton on Swale Resource Centre
Salary: 20,493 - 22,627 per annum, pro rata
Grade - F/G
Vacancy Hours - Relief
Contract Type- Relief 

Role details 

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted.  

We provide residential care for over-nights short breaks for children with disabilities as well as day care. The type of work varies and involves working shifts covering a 24/7 rota including weekends and bank holidays. Bank Holiday, Sleep in and Night Working Allowances are also paid where worked.

You will be expected to deliver a high standard of care in line with children homes regulations to children who may have a combination of complex health needs, learning disability, autism and complex behaviour support needs. You should have knowledge of the needs of disabled children and their families and have had previous experience of working in a regulated child care setting or similar environment.

Confidence, Professionalism, sensitivity (supporting with personal care), willingness to learn, empathy and a desire to help children achieve their full potential are key alongside a good sense of fun, energy and being a strong team player. A good working knowledge of care standards and the Ofsted inspection framework that govern the service we provide are also vital. Experience of working with children and young people is key and if you can demonstrate how you meet the high standards in the job description then please apply. 

We need people who are skilled at being able to engage and form positive relationships with children from 5 to 18 year old, who have varied communication and emotional needs and/or complex health needs, and may present behaviour that is a challenge to the service.  

Comprehensive training will be provided and will form part of a support package that includes regular professional supervision. You will receive support from a dedicated team of professionals who have extensive experience, skills and knowledge in this field.

We are looking to increase our relief team in order to support our permanent staff team. This role is flexible and is based around what the service needs and what you can offer.
 
If you would like further information please contact Lisa Forbes, Registered Manager on 01609 536797   

We look forward to hearing from you.

Key dates:

Closing date: Midnight 15th October 2021

Key documents:

 Job Description/ Person Specification (pdf / 812 KB)

Read our  Total Rewards brochure (pdf / 380 KB)

Relief Resource Centre Worker - Apply

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post, the cost of which will be met by the employer.

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) advertise vacancies on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYCC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Enquiries regarding the vacancy or practices should be made directly with the third party.
 
 

Role summary 

Job Title: Resource Centre Worker – Morton-on-Swale
Grade: F/G
Salary: £20,493 - £24,982 per annum pro rata  
Location: Morton-on-Swale Resource Centre. 
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 

Role details

Are you a passionate, enthusiastic, and highly skilled child-focussed professional with a can do approach?

Are you experienced in working within a registered childcare setting with a clear understanding of safeguarding practice? Do you have a level 3 Diploma in Childcare (NVQ3 equivalent) or the willingness to complete our apprenticeship route equivalent?

We are looking for a full-time staff member to join our committed team at Morton on Swale CRC. We need effective communicators, who can change the way they work to engage young people who may not use words to speak. You will need to demonstrate good recording skills, IT skills and an ability to work within professional boundaries.

We provide support to children and young people with disabilities by offering short breaks, shared care and day care to them, and support them to access local facilities and have adventures. Some young people have complex health needs. A number of young people we support are affected by Autism and can display behaviours that challenge.

The role requires staff to work shift work with early mornings, evenings, sleep ins and waking nights. Full time staff are required to work 26 weekends per year to meet the needs of the service. Weekends and school holidays are our busiest times. In return for your commitment to us you will work within a supportive and child-focussed team, receive regular training, supervision, appraisal and have lots of fun.
 
The salary is £20,493- £24,982

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Lisa Forbes, Acting Registered Manager on 01609 532129 or email lisa.forbes@northyorks.gov.uk 
 
Key dates
Closing date: Midnight Sunday 31st October 2021

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Key documents:

 Job Description/ Person Specification (pdf / 812 KB)

Read our  Total Rewards brochure (pdf / 380 KB)

Apply: Resource Centre Worker

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

 

Role summary 

Job title: Relief Resource Centre Worker - Scarborough
Location: Cherry Tree Lodge, Scarborough 
Salary: £10.62 per hour
Vacancy Hours - Relief
Contract Type- Relief 

Role details

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted.  

We provide residential care for over-nights short breaks for children with disabilities as well as day care. The type of work varies and involves working shifts covering a 24/7 rota including weekends and bank holidays. Bank Holiday, Sleep in and Night Working Allowances are also paid where worked.

You will be expected to deliver a high standard of care in line with children homes regulations to children who may have a combination of complex health needs, learning disability, autism and complex behaviour support needs. You should have knowledge of the needs of disabled children and their families and have had previous experience of working in a regulated child care setting or similar environment.

Confidence, Professionalism, sensitivity (supporting with personal care), willingness to learn, empathy and a desire to help children achieve their full potential are key alongside a good sense of fun, energy and being a strong team player. A good working knowledge of care standards and the Ofsted inspection framework that govern the service we provide are also vital. Experience of working with children and young people is key and if you can demonstrate how you meet the high standards in the job description then please apply. 

We need people who are skilled at being able to engage and form positive relationships with children from 5 to 18 year old, who have varied communication and emotional needs and/or complex health needs, and may present behaviour that is a challenge to the service.  

Comprehensive training will be provided and will form part of a support package that includes regular professional supervision. You will receive support from a dedicated team of professionals who have extensive experience, skills and knowledge in this field.

It is required by Ofsted that you hold or are willing to work towards an occupational qualification at level 3 (Diploma) working with children.

We are looking to increase our relief team in order to support our permanent staff team. This role is flexible and is based around what the service needs and what you can offer.

If you would like further information please contact Carol Jagger, Registered Manager on 01609 535428.

Key documents:

 Job Description/ Person Specification (pdf / 812 KB)

Read our  Total Rewards brochure (pdf / 380 KB)

Apply:

Relief Resource Centre Worker, Scarborough - apply

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application. Upon receiving your application we will be in touch to shortlist.

Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time should we appoint to the relief roles available and would therefore encourage your application as soon as possible.

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post, the cost of which will be met by the employer.

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) advertise vacancies on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYCC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Enquiries regarding the vacancy or practices should be made directly with the third party.
 

Read about the benefits of working for us...

You will receive the very best support, working alongside talented and inspirational people.

Investment in your continuous professional development continues throughout your career. A number of heads of service across North Yorkshire have used their experience to transition into senior regional and national roles. 

These roles have a flexible base; as a council, we are very much committed to encouraging flexible working for our employees, arranged around the demands of the role. You can work from bases across the county as well as working from home. Our head office is in Northallerton, therefore visibility here and throughout the county is required.

You will have the opportunity to join a learning organisation developing your skills and career alongside having North Yorkshire County Council on your CV, which has one of the best reputations... a career enhancing opportunity!

North Yorkshire County Council prides itself on being the biggest employer in North Yorkshire leading from the front and constantly seeking to innovate and finely tune the system with an unwavering desire to continually improve.

We welcome and celebrate diversity and inclusion and the strengths this brings to our communities and work force, we aim to provide excellent and efficient local services enabling everyone to fulfil their potential, to do this we give everyone equal access to services and job opportunities. 

We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • a local government pension scheme
  • family friendly leave
  • salary sacrifice schemes
  • modern flexible working practices
  • learning and development packages
  • career advancement opportunities
  • employee discount benefits

You can find out more about working for the council and the benefits we offer here.

If you are considering relocating to North Yorkshire we provide a  comprehensive relocation benefits package (pdf / 180 KB) (pdf / 180 KB).

This features up to £8,000 to cover reasonable costs such as:

  • removal expenses
  • storage costs
  • legal and estate agent fees
  • travelling experiences

Living in North Yorkshire...

North Yorkshire is a thriving county which adapts to a changing world and remains a special place to live and work. 

Photographs of Whitby Abbey and Ribblehead Viaduct.North Yorkshire natural beauty is captured in its three areas of Outstanding Natural Parks, National Nature Reserves, stunning coastlines, scenic rural villages, vibrant cities and market towns. North Yorkshire really is a beautiful, thriving and special place to live and work, rich in heritage and culture.

North Yorkshire features significantly in the ten best places to live in the UK in Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2019. The Quality of Life index aims to quantify where living standards are highest in the UK by ranking local performance across a range of indicators; 

Richmondshire was placed second in the list, a position boosted by excellent personal wellbeing factors (life satisfaction, happiness).

Hambleton was placed fourth and Ryedale was placed eighth, a truly commendable achievement and another incredible accolade for North Yorkshire. 

Photographs of Malham Cove and the sunset from Scarborough beach.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) March 2019 bulletin positions North Yorkshire as the safest place in England with extremely low crime rates.  

In addition the county benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access via the east coast mainline, the A1(M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable, and London/ Edinburgh just two hours away by train. 

From its lively cities to pretty villages, rolling countryside and grand coastline, Yorkshire has so much to offer.

As a whole North Yorkshire offers a high standard of living working in a stunning location.

Great employment opportunities for your family members along with a higher proportion of schools, which are good or outstanding compared to national figures.

If you can help us make a difference to young people - we want to hear from you.

Application tips

Before completing your application please ensure that you read the job description and person specification carefully - the information within these documents can be used as a guide for you to complete your supporting evidence section within your application. This section is very important and will play a key role in the success of your application so please take you time when completing it. Please note to be successfully shortlisted, managers will use your supporting evidence and will not consider any CVs uploaded.

If you are having any difficulties completing your application and would like some advice on this please contact Resourcing Solutions via resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!